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Last week, the New York Times helped fan the flames of indigation against Mike Arrington’s CrunchFund in a news story about potential conflict of interest between bloggers and the companies they invest in, as well as a column by David Carr who accused Arrington of “leap[ing] over the line.”On stage this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt, Arrington took a shot back at the Times, noting that it’s an investor in True Ventures, where tech blogger Om Malik is also an investor.
Nowhere in its coverage of the Arrington-AOL mess did the Times mention its True Ventures investment.
As Arrington put it, “The New York Times is holier than thou, but they’re doing exactly what they say I shouldn’t be doing.”
Last week, Arrington warned the New York Times via Twitter that he held “the nuclear card” in this argument.
If this was that “nuclear” card, then it’s a pretty weak one.
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